1. AC Question's Avatar
    I store google play music on my sd card, or that's what I thought was happening - it takes up the same amount of internal storage as it does external!? Why does it do this?
    01-23-2015 08:07 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! What are you storing on the SD card? Do you mean the app is moved to SD? Moving an app to SD never moves the entire app--only a portion.
    01-24-2015 01:16 AM
  3. firewire's Avatar
    The same problem happens to me.

    Let say I have 10GB of internal storage free and 32GB of external storage free.

    I want to download music via the google play music app onto the device (specifically onto the microSD card).
    The app downloads that music onto microSD but also reports that it take storage from internal space which should not happen.

    So now I have 10GB of free space on internal memory and e.g 22GB of SDcard however the graph reports that those 10GB on the internal storage are taken and no longer usable.
    see the attached photo.
    Bare in mind all the data is stored on extrnal SDWhy does google play music take up internal and external storage?-screenshot_2015-02-07-13-06-59.png
    02-07-2015 07:15 AM
  4. Heath Wheeler's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue. My phone says that I've used 12Gb out of an available 1.5Gb of internal storage. Yeah, that's not a typo, 12gb out of an available 1.5 total. How does that make any sense? Please, somebody HELP!
    03-30-2015 09:20 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Downloads go to internal storage, regardless of where you tell an app to download to. (Windows works the same way - downloads go to a folder deep down the "temp" tree.) Then they get moved to external storage, if that's where you tell the app to put them.

    My phone says that I've used 12Gb out of an available 1.5Gb of internal storage. Yeah, that's not a typo, 12gb out of an available 1.5 total. How does that make any sense?
    You're probably looking at the total available on one partition and the amount used on another partition.
    03-30-2015 11:26 PM

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